Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Jan. 6, 2015
NORTHERN VIRGINIA ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVING
Drivers asked to remain cautious tonight and tomorrow morning
FAIRFAX — More than 850 salt trucks and plows are working to improve road conditions throughout northern Virginia in advance of the afternoon rush, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. Crews will continue to work throughout the night to address the expected refreeze.
“Commuters should see some improvement on their trip home after a long and difficult commute this morning,” said Branco Vlacich, assistant district administrator for maintenance in northern Virginia. “However, with these very cold temperatures, the salt and chemicals used are much less effective. We ask drivers to use extra caution tonight and tomorrow morning and allow extra time for their commute.”
Crews are also sanding hills and other trouble spots in subdivisions and plowing where needed.
VDOT reminds drivers to use caution in winter weather, and:
- Check www.511virginia.org for road conditions
- Slow down and allow for extra time to reach your destination
- Be aware of potentially icy areas such as shady spots and bridges
- Get more details on snow removal in northern Virginia
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